50 Years of Heavy Metal

The sound of a torrential downpour. The slow tolling of a church bell. The unsettling, three-note tritone riff sequence that embodied the mythical diabolus in musica: G, G, C#. “What is this that stands before me? Figure in black which points at me. Turn ’round quick and start to run. Find out I’m the chosen […]

Read More 50 Years of Heavy Metal

The Best Tracks of 2019, #20

20. Ozzy Osbourne, “Straight to Hell” Having followed Ozzy Osbourne’s career for nearly 40 years, I have learned to have low expectations when it comes to new music. His only true classics are his first two solo albums, his last consistently strong effort was 1990’s No More Tears, and his more recent solo work sounds […]

Read More The Best Tracks of 2019, #20